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Westville Couple Sentenced For Sexual Assault And Coercion And Enticement Of A Minor In Indian Country

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that a Westville, Oklahoma, couple were sentenced for sexual offenses they committed against minors in Indian country.

Robert Lee Catron, age 36, was sentenced on June 11, 2024, to 30 years in prison for one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country.  According to investigators, between 2020 and 2022, Catron sexually assaulted a child he knew to be under the age of 12.

Jenny Marie Locust, age 39, was sentenced on June 4, 2024, to 10 years in prison for one count of Enticement and Coercion of a Minor.  According to investigators, between 2021 and 2022, Locust used her cell phone to entice and coerce a child under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity with her boyfriend, Robert Lee Catron.

The crimes occurred in Adair County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Both Catron and Locust will be required to register and comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act upon release.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Westville Police Department.

“I'm extremely grateful for the collaborative effort that brought these defendants to justice for their detestable crimes,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Jason Kaplan of the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office. “The significant sentences handed down in this case should send a clear message to child predators that law enforcement will aggressively pursue them, even when the abuse is disclosed years after it occurs.”

“Together, Catron and Locust committed horrifying crimes, transgressing every rule of decency our society has set up to protect children,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.  “There can be no tolerance for those who would visit such evil upon children, and this office will not relent in its pursuit of such perpetrators.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma presided over the hearings.  Catron and Locust will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve their non-paroleable sentences of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Paladino represented the United States.

Updated June 17, 2024

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